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. >> bill: on the street. not going to change. now, gabriel giffords, the former congresswoman from arizona who was shot, terrible, everybody feels bad for her. she testified on the hill today. as i said, cammeron and rosen got some inside stuff on that. that was a very emotional moment ms. obershane. >> right. >> bill: she is appealing for much tighter gun laws and you say to her? >> right. well, well i say to her that it's a tragedy what happened to her. just as what happened in new town is. and that has to be acknowledged. what is great about the "new york times" article today is that they broke through sort of the swirl of emotion and actually pointed out the fact that these oppressive gun laws are not working, in part, not just because guns are available elsewhere but because criminals do not buy guns from licensed gun owners. they are not just going across the border to buy guns. they buy guns from other criminals. they don't care what the gun laws are. >> bill: as long as they get a discount on them. but -- >> -- as long as they can buy them. actually kirsten it true. that's where th
this morning over gun control in the united states. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. who was shot in the head in 20-11 was among those who spoke at the hearing this morning. this is the first congressional hearing on gun violence since a series of violent shooting sprees and president obama's call for stricter gun laws. the powerful gun lobby led by n-r-a executive director wayne lapierre says before we enact new laws. current laws need to be enforced. seen a dramatic collapse in recent years. overall in 2011 federal firearms prosecution's per-capita were down 35% from their peak. they also have created a new organization which advocates gun control. in the aftermath of school shootings like the sandy hook elementary school massacre in connecticut. a very realistic preparedness drill was held today at cary grove high school. police and school administrators wanting to give students the opportunity to hear what a real gun shop might sound like. there are many students and staff may have never heard a gun shop before. maybe in the future if a real incident were to happen rather tha
or it tucson was january 2011. the people murdered. twelve wounded, including gabrielle giffords. aurora, colorado, july of 2012. twelve murdered. oak creek was august of 2012, six murdered. on december 14, 2012, tragedy struck again, killing 20 children and six educators at newtown, connecticut. in fact that still remains incomprehensible to all of us. too many times during the last few years mayors have expressed shock at mass shootings, even more frequently, many of us must cope with gun violence that occurs on the streets of our cities day after day after day. weapons of mass destructidestructi destruction or destroying our communities in streets and our families. i was sworn in in january 2008 during my first term. on may 3, 2008, philadelphia police officer was killed with an ak-47. tell his wife, michelle, and their children by any civilian needs one of those weapons to be out on the streets of our cities. tell any mother or father or sister or brother or niece or nephew by their family member is no longer with us. because of those kinds of weapons, handguns that are high-capacity
attacked in mass murder. gabrielle giffords with a theoretical argument about the second amendment. the optics play in his favor. early in the debate. i would not give up on this happening. >> there is a second argument that isn't theoretical. it's empirical. we tried this for ten years about it had no effect. so what is going on is competition between the emotional reaction from newtown that wears off over time that always does and where what can we do that will actually work? if you have diminishing strength of influence, on the second one the more you look at this, not having an effect. not going to have an effect. >> bret: one of the back and forth events it was nrabe. wayne lapierre appearing at a back and forth with senator durbin from illinois. >> you hear minority members say you don't get it. it's not just about hunting. ice not just about sports. it's not just about shooting targets. it's not just about defending ourselves from criminals as miss trotter testified. we need the fire power and the ability to protect ourselves from our government. >> what people all over the
gabrielle giffords in the first in a series of gun control hearings by the senate judiciary committee. this morning, as we go through the papers, we want to hear from you. your views on guns in america, whether they have changed since the newtown, connecticut, shootings? 202 is the area code. you can also contact us via social media. you can leave comments at twitter. continue the conversation on facebook. and send us an e-mail. of thethe front page washington times this morning -- in the center is the president of the national rifle association and wayne lapierre on your right. in the york post this morning is a juxtaposed -- are these juxtaposed photographs. wayne lapierre and gabrielle giffords shown. and in the new york daily news, the same photographs. on our facebook page, lots of comments already on this issue. honey says -- those are some of the comments on our facebook page, where there is also a poll on whether your views on gun control and changed since the newtown shootings. executive vice president of the eight nra wayne lapierre at yesterday's. [video clip] >> it's an ho
. thank you. >> former representative gabrielle giffords who was shot in tucson in 2011 there leading off the senate judicial committee there with her husband. we are going to show all of it to you in just a bit here on c-span and again tonight at 8:00 eastern. gabrielle giffords and her husband are reportedly going to see president obama this afternoon for a private meeting at the white house. >> jim is in florida and he's on our democrats line. >> caller: actually that's republican. host: my fault, go ahead, jim. >> i'm actually a decorated combat veteran. i do agree with having arms of course. one of the problems i'm seeing is these background checks they are talking about doing. i think that's a good idea. however, getting the ones sold individually, it's going to be a big problem because you are talking about an added expense. where are they going to have the background check done. i was in the pawn business and we did a background check. part of what they are trying to address they aren't addressing fully which the government is very guilty of. one of the other callers said somethin
that laws cshould not dictate how we protect our families. >> we also saw former rep gabrielle gifford making an unexpected appearance in front of the panel. she arrived with her husband. she was not a scheduled guest. her husband mark kelly was on the docket to speak. >> we will have sound bites from her later on. >> more on the superbowl we are hearing from 49ers coach jim harbaugh and colin kaepernick. harbaugh took time out to praise his brother who whe will face off against in the super bowl. >> he is very talented. i said many times if i am have the coach he is. i might be being generous because i have less than half the experience he has less than half the playoff experience and wins. we know the task ahead of us. >> the 49ers are still the three and have a favorite. stay with kron 4 with continuing coverage on air and on line. >> for any superbowl information check out as well as our facebook and twitter feeds. as we know you'll be watching the game but be sure to flip to kron 4 right after four full superbowl 47 post-game coverage. that start at 7. >> it is sunn
reform efforts. former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords, who was shot in had a constituent event two years ago, testified before the senate judiciary committee on preventing future gun violence. her husband, mark kelly, an nra ceo wayne lapierre also testified. this hearing is just under four hours. [no audio] >> we have more than 200 people here today and hundreds more watching on our committee web cast. i expect everybody in this room to be respectful of the senators and the witnesses speaking about this very serious subject. i do not want applause for or against any position. the capitol police have been notified to remove any audience interference in an effort to have orderly conduct for that. that is a warning i give the many hearings. we will hear a lot of perspective on gun violence. i will give opening statements. but we have a former member of congress here, gaby giffords who will give a brief message and believed and captain kelly, thank you for your help in bringing your wife here. ms. giffords - >> ok. thank you for inviting me here today. this is an important convers
, a senate which i hearing -- committee hearing testimony from the gabriel giffords. peter doocy reporting from washington. >> more than 157 kinds of military style assault weapons would be banned by legislation introduced by democratic senator dianne feinstein and she said this morning she thinks most americans are behind her. >> sandy hook, i think, really destroys all of this kind of tales that the nra is trying to weave about young people and guns. >> president obama revealed in an interview with the new republic he takes guests skeet shooting at camp david all the time. he he said i have a profound respect for the tradition of hunting that trace back in this country for generations and i think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake. we he heard from one of those hunters, congressman paul ryan this morning. >> let's go beyond just this debate and let's make sure we get deeper. what's our policy on mental illness? what's going on in our culture that produces this kind of thing and i hope we just don't skip that and bring out political ideas that recycle failed policies of
, january 2011, six murdered, 12 wounded, including gabrielle giffords. , july 2012, it 12 murdered. -- r. rhorer, july 2014, at 12 murdered. 12aurora, july 2012, murdered. mayors have expressed shock at mass shootings, even more frequently, many of us must cope with gun violence that occurs on the streets of our cities today after day after day after day. weapons of mass destruction are destroyed and their communities, at our streets, and families. i was sworn in in january of 2008 to my first term. on may 3, 2008, philadelphia police officer was killed with the naked -- with an ak-47. tell his wife michelle and their children why any civilian needs one of those weapons to be out on the streets of our cities. tell any mother or father or sister or brother or niece or nephew wide their family member is no longer with us because of those kinds of weapons. handguns with high-capacity magazines. why does anyone need one of those? this death and destruction must end right now. every day in america, 282 people are shots, 86 of them die, and 32 of them are murdered. every day, 50 children are s
kirsten gillibrand discusses bipartisan safety legislation. later, former representative gabrielle giffords on gun violence. >> on thursday, a hearing on u.s. workers and retirement savings. live coverage from the senate health education and labor and pynchon's committee. that is live thursday at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span3. >> we are the best country in the world. what a marvelously stupid thing to say. of all the countries in the world, pretty good. what we have to believe that we are the best? what does that mean? and once we have to assert it all of this time? what does it mean to other people? american products go around the world, so you are observed by people in every corner of the world. and we teach them not to like us. gratuitously. >> randall robinson, taking your calls, e-mail, facebook comments, and tweets. sunday at noon eastern on book tv on c-span2. >> president obama is set to deliver the state of the union. a discussion on how foreign policy and national security issues will be handled in the president's second term. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> good after
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